February 18, 2018

Search continues for missing Burnaby senior

 The search for a woman missing since the middle of January will continue tomorrow. Staff Sgt. Rob Lemon says Burnaby Mounties and Coquitlam Search and Rescue will be looking in the southeast portion of Burnaby Mountain for 66 year old Gui Feng Tong tomorrow. Searchers were on the mountain last weekend. "Well we've been … [Read more...]

The picketing continues at BC Place

Unionized workers for the stadium's operator, the BC Pavilion Corporation, say they are keeping up their job action to try and get their employer back to the table.  Karen Tankard, with the BC Government and Services Employees Union, says the strike is so, far, going on indefinitely, "We have offered BC Place management the opportunity to come … [Read more...]

Investigation continues into human remains found in Richmond

The Lower Mainland Integrated Tactical Team is continuing to search the area where human remains were found yesterday in Richmond. RCMP Corporal Sherrdean Turley explains. "The search is being done simply to ensure that nothing is left behind that may assist us with the investigation. At this time it's not known how long the search will take, but I … [Read more...]

Search continues for missing Burnaby woman

Burnaby RCMP say after a search on Burnaby Mountain Saturday, a missing sixty six year old woman still hasn't been found. Gui Feng Tong hasn't been heard from for at least a week and a half. Staff Sergeant Rob Lemon says some tips have been coming in over the last few days. "I know some sightings have been in vehicles, on foot, in different parts … [Read more...]

The Premier continues campaign against Kits Coast Guard Base closing

Premier Christy Clark dropped by the Jericho Sailing Centre to discuss the closing of the Kits Coast Guard base, and she brought a check with her.  Jericho Sailing Centre GM Mike Cotter says the premier, while opposing the closing of Kits base, didn't say how the province is taking the issue up with Ottawa. "She couldn't give me any … [Read more...]

Fight for Kits Coast Guard station continues

There will be another last ditch rally this weekend to try and save the Kitsilano Coast Guard Base from being closed by the federal government.  Union of Canadian Transportation Employees spokesperson Dave Clark says the leaders of the provincial NDP and Conservative party will both speak at the 'all party' event. "So far confirmed is Mr. Dix, … [Read more...]

The political sparring continues as Northern Gateway hearings arrive in Vancouver

  As community hearings begin in Vancouver today over the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline BC's Environment Minister says the project is not meeting the provincial government's five conditions.  Terry Lake says the proposal needs to move quickly to meet BC's demands.  "In the next few months I think it is important that we do … [Read more...]

Norovirus outbreak continues in Lower Mainland

Norovirus continues to hamper operations across the Fraser Health Authority. Chief medical health officer Dr. Paul Van Buynder says staff at Port Moody's Eagle Ridge Hospital have been dealing with a recent outbreak. He says five or six people there have taken ill with the highly contagious virus, and one ward has been closed to new admissions. "We … [Read more...]

Bullying continues for Todd family with social media imposters

Amanda Todd’s mother continues to face online harassment nearly three months after her daughter's high profile suicide following years of online bullying. Through Twitter and Facebook, individuals continue to bully the Todd family through impersonation -- even going so far as to interact with those sending messages of sympathy. "I'm just … [Read more...]

Snow continues to snarl morning commute

Much of the morning rush hour commute heading into downtown Vancouver has been at a standstill. By 9:30 on a regular weekday, traffic is usually flowing at a steady pace, but thanks to today's snowfall, much of which has already melted,  cars, trucks and buses have been stuck idling more than 30 minutes. Translink has been reporting backlogs … [Read more...]